RSE Launches Major Inquiry into Scotland’s Energy Future

RSE Energy Panel at the Inquiry Launch
RSE Energy Panel at the Inquiry Launch: L-R: Professor Gavin Little, Professor Simon Harley, Sir Muir Russell (Chair), Professor Rebecca Lunn (Deputy Chair), Professor Gareth Harrison, Professor John Underhill
Picture by Gary Doak Photography

On the 15 June, the RSE officially launched its major Inquiry into Scotland’s Energy Future. This follows on from successful inquiries undertaken on Spreading the Benefits of Digital Participation (2014), Tapping all our Talents: Women in STEM (2012), and Facing up to Climate Change (2011). The RSE also conducted a major piece of work into Energy Issues for Scotland (2006).

The event, which welcomed guests from government, industry, media, academia, and the third sector, took place at the RSE and formally launched both the Inquiry and the public consultation, which seeks to gather evidence and harness the experience of a wide range of stakeholders.

The Chair of the Committee tasked with undertaking the project, Sir Muir Russell gave a presentation on what the Inquiry hopes to achieve, while the Deputy Chair, Prof Rebecca Lunn addressed the key themes that are likely to be the focus of the Committee’s work.

A panel consisting of members of the Inquiry Committee were also on hand to answer questions and further discuss the project, key issues around energy, and the call for evidence.

More information on Scotland’s Energy Future can be found on the Inquiry section of the website.